Live, Learn, Laugh!
Jackie was born and raised in Duncan, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. From the beginning, she always had strong sense of curiosity and inclination for justice. These drove her to pursue higher learning and went on to study criminology at Simon Fraser University. After her first year of studies, Jackie took her first linguistics class, and found a new spark of curiosity for language. She found that her two interests were very much intertwined and enjoyed taking classes in both disciplines. She was the first in her family to complete post-secondary education and graduated with honours.
During a practicum semester of her undergrad, Jackie fulfilled a role at the John Howard Society as a Restorative Justice Practitioner. This was a very profound experience for her because, as she was working directly with victims and offenders, she participated in very meaningful conversations of reparation. Through this exposure to various conflict situations, her compassion towards people and their unique hardships grew immensely.
Now, Jackie calls the City of Ottawa home with her new husband. She is attending the University of British Columbia, studying linguistics and psychology online. She is also currently enrolled in a master’s program in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Carleton University. She has developed a desire to teach and research language studies by combining her desire to help others and her passion for linguistics.
She’d love to get Twisted with you in the following subjects:
In Jackie's own words:“What The Twist means to me, is that the students receive guidance that is not just applicable to their immediate assignment, but applicable to their sense of self, motivations, and their life skills. The student will learn transferrable lessons that will have a positive impact on their happiness, dreams, mindset, passions, attitudes, actions, and goals. Importantly, the student’s well-being is prioritized through wholesome lessons, a demonstration of determination, and a strong connection with their support system."